Free Printable Shrinky Dink Designs for Adults and Kids
In this post, I will share hundreds of traceable and printable shrinky dink patterns so you can create the most amazing projects with this wonderful craft material! They are all free. Download, print, trace, color, bake and enjoy your wonderful charms.
Shrink plastic is my new favorite craft material. I bought my first set of sheets a couple of months ago and loved it! My first project was this hanging moon earring holder, but I have a whole list of ideas.
Shrink film is so versatile. You can make charms, ornaments, key chains, zipper pulls, wine glass charms, rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, pins, gift tags, decorations for scrapbooking and card making, small dishes, bookmarks, and other cool projects. They make the perfect last-minute personalized gifts!
They are cheap and easy to use, perfect for any skill level!
DISCLOSURE: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, MEANING I GET A COMMISSION IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A PURCHASE THROUGH MY LINKS, AT NO COST TO YOU. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.
What’s Shrinky Dink
Shrinky Dinks are heat-retractable plastic sheets. You can find them at your local craft store or order them from Amazon. They are available in clear, frosted, white, black, and other colors, but lately, I found an awesome set with gold and silver glitter sheets.
What do you need to create shrinky dink crafts:
- shrinky dink paper,
- to color: regular pencil, paint markers, sharpie markers or other permanent markers, soft pastels, alcohol ink, or acrylic paint,
- toaster oven or heat gun,
- baking sheet,
- parchment paper or aluminum foil,
- hole punch (for ornaments, earrings, or other hanging projects),
- key ring, jump rings, or other metal findings for assembling.
NOTE! Wax crayons and other oily colors are not suitable for shrink plastic. They melt when heated.
How to use Shrinky dink sheets
Shrink plastic is easy to customize. Add designs with permanent markers, or color them with colored pencils or soft pastels. If you want to skip the hand-drawing part, grab a sheet of printable shrink film and use an inkjet printer to customize your sheets.
Add holes before baking with a hole punch so you can hang them.
When you’re done with the pattern, cut it out with a sharp scissor. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pack your goodies. Don’t put them too close to each other. They will curl as the plastic shrinks, and they may stick to each other.
Read the shrinky dink instructions and recommended oven temperatures on the packaging (approx. 300-350°F = 150-175°C). Insert the shrink dinks into the preheated oven for a couple of minutes and let your oven work.
As you remove them from the oven, put a book or something heavy on top to keep them nice and flat. You can shape them while they are still hot to create rings, bracelets, or small dishes (be careful not to burn yourself).
You can also use a craft heat gun to shrink the pieces.
For best results, calculate the right size. The film will shrink 40-60% of its original size, but it may differ from brand to brand.
This list of printable templates will make your life easier. I used Canva and a collection of clipart to create them. They are perfect for cute and fun projects for those who are not good at drawing.
They are in A4 size in PDF format. Every file has several sheets (8-25) and many cute patterns. I tried to include designs in different sizes so you can pick them according to your projects (for example, smaller charms, longer bookmarks, or keychains.)
To DOWNLOAD the printables, CLICK THE IMAGES of each traceable.
When you click the photo, the PDF will open up in a new tab. You can save it or print the pages you like.
Secure the paper or the cut-out pattern with tape on your table or a craft mat. Lay a sheet of clear shrinky dink paper on top of it. Secure it and trace it with pencils or markers. Cut, bake, and enjoy your super cute projects!
What you CAN and SHOULDN’T do with the templates
These are free printables, meaning you can download and print them as often as you like and create projects for yourself or as gifts for loved ones.
However, they are for personal use only. You may not resell or claim them as your own! I’ve spent several days collecting all the patterns, and some designs are not for commercial use.
1. Spring Shrinky Dink Patterns
2. Summer Shrinky Dink Printables
3. Fall Shrinky Dink Design
4. Winter Shrinky Dink Templates
5. Valentine’s Day Shrinky Dink Templates
6. St. Patrick’s Day Shrinky Dink Printables
7. Mother’s day Shrinky Dink Traceable
8. Father’s Day Shrinky Dink Templates
9. Easter Shrinky Dink Patterns
10. Fourth of July Shrinky Dink Templates
11. Back to School Shrinky Dink Patterns
12. Halloween Shrinky Dink Designs
13. Thanksgiving Shrinky Dink Templates
14. Christmas Shrinky Dink Traceable
Other Popular Designs
15. Unicorn Shrinky Dink Templates
16. Cute Cats Shrinky Dink Design
17. Cute Dogs Shrinky Dink Patterns
18. House Plants Shrinky Dink Traceable
19. Boho Shrinky Dink Printable Designs
20. Mandala and Lotus Flower Shrinky Dink Templates
21. Fashion & Beauty Shrinky Dink Patterns
22. Food Shrinky Dink Printables
23. Motivational Quotes Shrinky Dink Traceable
What can you make with shrinky dinks?
Shrink film is very versatile, you can use a design in many different ways.
Shrinky dink ideas: charms, id tags, zipper pulls, Christmas ornaments, hanging decorations, dog/cat tags, keychains, bowls, bookmarks, name tags, brooch, pins, earrings, magnets, personalized string lights, garlands, necklaces, cufflinks, rings, cake toppers, buttons, bracelets, etc.
Shrink plastic inspiration:
- shrinky dink rings by Alisa Burke,
- cute shrinky dink charms by Lia Griffith,
- mitten garland Handmade Charlotte,
- cute father’s day gift by Oh Happy Day,
- animal umbrella video tutorial by Amy Made.
Final thoughts about the shrinky dink templates
Using shrink plastic is so much fun! It’s a wonderful and inexpensive craft material that’s perfect for beginners and kids.
Are you looking for a last-minute personalized gift? You are not good at drawing? Visit one of your local craft stores, get a pack of clear shrinky dink sheets, pick a printable template and create a set of awesome crafts or personalized gifts!
Which templates are your favorite? Would you like another traceable? Leave a comment, and I’ll try my best to add it to this list!